Maryland Conference Center: Smart Choice for Eco-Friendly Meetings
Go Green at The Marriott Inn & Conference Center, University of Maryland University College

HYATTSVILLE, MD -- (Marketwire) -- 12/05/12 -- In the famous words of Kermit the Frog, "It's not easy being green." And while becoming a LEED-certified hotel required The Marriott Inn & Conference Center, University of Maryland University College to put some extra time, thought and money into becoming a green hotel in Maryland, it was worth it.

In addition to being the country's first LEED-certified hotel, offering eco-friendly event venues in Maryland is one of the things that sets this conference center hotel apart. Green meetings and events include a number of energy-saving and waste-eliminating features including paperless billing, online event menus, a recyclable box lunch program, meeting room recycling, eco-friendly water service, 100% recycled note pads, pens made from recycled materials, organic flowers and meeting-room recycling.

If you need help with your Maryland event planning, from catering to group bookings, this hotel offers expert event planners. With more than 39,000 sq. ft. of event space and 42 meeting rooms, this IACC hotel can host meetings big and small. The largest space, the ballroom, can seat up to 1,200 guests, while a 720-seat auditorium is perfect for corporate or University of Maryland lectures and presentations.

Meetings aren't the only place this Maryland conference center hotel has eco-friendly features. Throughout the property you'll find energy-efficient light bulbs, low-flow toilets and showerheads, a water-saving linen program, food-waste composting, locally grown and organic produce, energy-efficient windows, a full recycling program and much more.

Guestrooms at The Marriott Inn & Conference Center, University of Maryland University College are outfitted with luxurious linens and down comforters, flat-panel TVs with premium movie channels and a desk and chair that would make your office back home envious. Adding to its allure, The Marriott Inn & Conference Center also boasts quick access to the University of Maryland, the FDA White Oak campus & downtown DC.

About the Marriott Inn & Conference Center, University of Maryland University College
At The Marriott Inn & Conference Center, University of Maryland University College you get a world-class conference center hotel and a vacation destination all in one. The country's first LEED-certified hotel, this College Park property infuses eco-friendly features in everything from its meeting and event spaces to its spacious guest accommodations. Located near the University of Maryland, FDA White Oak headquarters and downtown DC, this hotel is the top choice for meetings and events in the area. Offering 39,000 sq. ft. of event space and 42 meeting rooms, this IACC conference center hotel has spaces for every event big or small; the ballroom can seat up to 1,200 guests. Accommodations offer the opportunity for productivity and relaxation with delicious in-room dining options, spacious desks with ergonomic chairs, flat-panel TVs with plug-in panels and premium movie channels, and cozy beds with down comforters and 300-thread-count sheets. To upgrade your stay, opt for a VIP suite. Nearby you can catch the NFL's Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. A fitness center and art galleries round out this hotel's generous amenities.

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